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Blog posts tagged with 'Sieve Analysis'

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Coarse Aggregate Gradation: Test Sieves or Screen Trays?

Does the particle size analysis of coarse aggregates always require a testing screen with large screen trays? In a situation where larger testing equipment is not available, there may still be ways to get the job done. Using conventional round test sieves for large particle sizes is less efficient, but still acceptable if done properly. We discuss test requirements, sieve capacities, and tips to help with equipment selection.

Inventing the Sonic Sifter: How a New Cafeteria Changed the Sieving Industry

Most materials have a lower size limit where sieving with a sieve shaker is no longer sufficient, and the agitation necessary for particle separation starts to break down and destroy some fragile materials. Particles in some substances resist separation and clump together due to electrostatic or moisture issues. For many years, these problems limited the effectiveness of measuring particle size by sieving. This article tells the story of how one man pushed back those boundaries.

Sonic Sieving: The Solution for Particle Size Problems

Test sieves are an efficient, productive, and economical means of characterizing the gradation of dry granular materials. However, the sieving method is not without limitations. If obstacles seem to be making it difficult to produce accurate, repeatable results for finer sizes, Sonic Sieving may be the answer.

Sieve Analysis of Coarse Aggregate: From the Field to the Lab
Sieve Analysis of Coarse Aggregate: From the Field to the Lab (Part 3)

In part 3 of this three-part series, we’ll cover the procedure for effective particle size distribution of coarse aggregates, useful equipment and testing tips.

Sieve Analysis of Coarse Aggregate: The Art of Sample Prepping
Sieve Analysis of Coarse Aggregate: Art of Sample Prepping

In part 2 of this three-part series, we’ll outline a sieve analysis of coarse aggregate including proper preparation of bulk field samples for lab testing and necessary equipment and tips.

Wet Sieving: A Practical Guide
Wet Sieving: A Practical Guide

When dry sieving isn’t sufficient for producing an acceptable degree of separation between individual fractions of a sample, it’s time to try wet sieving. This blog post covers the importance of wet sieving, when it is best used, and recommended equipment for various procedures.

Sieve Analysis of Coarse Aggregate: Tips on Sample Collecting
Sieve Analysis of Coarse Aggregate: From the Field to the Lab (Part 1)

In Part 1 of this thee-part series, we’ll cover sieve analysis of coarse aggregate, beginning from gathering samples at a job site, including tips and necessary equipment.

An Expert Guide to Selecting a Sieve Shaker

Proper sieve shaker selection saves a considerable amount of time in the lab while improving accuracy and efficiency. Read our post about selecting the machine most suitable for your purposes.

5 Steps to Setting up a Flawless Quality Control Program

Unsure of when to replace your sieves? The best place to start is with an ongoing, in-house quality control program. Learn how to implement this type of program in five easy steps.

A Guide to Acing the Sieve Grade Selection Process

ASTM and ISO feature three levels of verification for measurement of sieve openings and wire diameters to maintain compliance with the set standards of the industry. Here we’ll cover Compliance, Inspection and Calibration Test Sieves so you can understand the differences and make the right selection to meet your needs.